"Beyond the Box Score: Covering College Sports in 2012 and Beyond" featured, from left: ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel (formerly of The New York Times) and Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald.
Charlie Tolar - Professional football player. He was one of the best known players in the early days of the American Football League. Nicknamed the "Human Bowling Ball," the 5-foot-5 running back played with the Houston Oilers from 1960 until 1966. Tolar played his college ball at Northwestern State where he set scoring records that stood for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.
Nebraska survives Northwestern on Hail Mary finish
Angers' French midfielder Thomas Mangani reacts after scoring during the French Cup football match between Angers (SCO) and Caen (SM), on February 1, 2017, at Jean Bouin Stadium, in Angers, northwestern France. / AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER
Michigan State men's soccer junior forward Adam Montague was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Scoring his second game-winning goal in as many games, Montague bounced a header into the net in the final minute of double-overtime to earn a win at No. 5 Northwestern on Sunday, helping the Spartans improve to 7-1-1 on the season.
Angers' French midfielder Flavien Tait celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Angers (SCO) and Metz (FC), on January 28, 2016, in Jean Bouin Stadium, in Angers, northwestern France. / AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER
I hate Michigan....GO BUCKS: Today we salute you, Mr. Delusional Michigan Fan. (Mr. Delusional Michigan Faaan!) Season after season, year after year, you try to justify your absurdly high preseason ranking. (Grasping for straaaws!) Season after season, you scramble with futile attempts at damage control when the Wolverines lose to a grossly less talented opponent. (How’d Northwestern score fifty-fouuurr!)